Two of Europe’s leading providers of airline pilot training have formed a new mentored airline
pilot training partnership – bringing together the significant capabilities of both organizations to
deliver innovative airline pilot training and resourcing solutions to the market.
Sweden-based airline pilot training and resourcing company, OSM Aviation Academy (former
Scandinavian Aviation Academy), was selected as ‘partner of choice’ by European Pilot Selection
and Training (EPST) of the Netherlands to deliver training and placement services, initially for its
popular Europilot programme. This new and exciting partnership will see OSM Aviation Academy
providing professional airline pilot training to ‘frozen’ ATPL standards at Crew Training Centres in
both Sweden and Norway for up to 50 EPST trainee pilots annually whom will be offered a job
with OSM Aviation.
EPST Europilot applicants will be required to demonstrate, with EPST in Utrecht, their suitability
for airline pilot training and subsequent employment before commencing an 18-months integrated
pilot education with OSM Aviation Academy. The integrated program combines theoretical and
practical flight training, leadership development and other core competencies essential to a
successful pilot career.
The EPST Multi-pilot Airline Jet Foundation Training Course (AJFC), which includes the EASA
Advanced Multi-Crew Cooperation training (APC) and Type rating will be completed at EPST’s
training centre in Utrecht in the Netherlands.
As part of this new agreement, EPST will work in partnership with OSM Aviation Academy to
facilitate airline placement opportunities for the EPST Europilot graduates. EPST in the
Netherlands will carry out the Aircraft type rating training.
Eric Duijkers, Managing Director for EPST at WATS 2018 conference in Orlando– “We are
delighted to once again be working in partnership with OSM Aviation Academy. Their team has an
innovative and customer-focussed approach to airline pilot training; setting excellent standards at
latest generation Crew Training Centres. We commit to provide our Europilot applicants with the
highest standards of training possible; ensuring that they have the very best opportunities to secure
employment with an airline partnering with OSM Aviation. We are confident that our partnership
with OSM Aviation Academy will facilitate that and we look forward to further developing our
relationship over the coming years.
Olof Barve, Chief Executive Officer for OSM Aviation Academy at WATS 2018 conference
in Orlando – “Having worked with EPST in the past with providing pilots for the Europilot
programme we are delighted to once again be working with a partner organisation that shares our
core values of quality and innovation in airline pilot training, coupled with a genuine commitment
to quality. OSM Aviation Academy works closely with many Partner airlines such as Norwegian
globally, assuring conditional job offers for their graduates.”